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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Red Queen
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.

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October 31, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How to Manage Conflict

Tips for managing toxic disagreements before they destroy a team.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.

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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.

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A man looking at a downward trending graph
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.

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December 1, 2010
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Research: Economics Lessons From Indian Textile Firms

New studies show that firms implementing systematic management practices improved their productivity by 10 percent reduced defects by 60 percent.
November 1, 2010
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Academic Researchers Need to Learn to Talk Across Disciplines

A professor argues explores why it is difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia.
November 1, 2010
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Carlos Brito: Corporate Success Depends on Individual Employees

The head of the world's largest beer marketer says success is built on high-performers who challenge each other and don't take criticism personally.
November 1, 2010
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Charles Lee: Firms in Corrupt Countries Pay a Price in Market Value

Research shows that firms in countries perceived as less corrupt trade at bigger market premiums than those in places deemed more corrupt.
November 1, 2010
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Friendster's Jonathan Abrams: Failure Is a Matter of Perspective

The founder and former CEO of the social networking website says "to an entrepreneur the ups and downs sound cool rather than scary."
November 1, 2010
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Itamar Simonson: Genes May Influence Consumer Choices

A new study suggests that many consumer judgments may be determined by genetics.
November 1, 2010
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Mineral Giant Rio Tinto Balances Politics and Geology

An executive with the world's leading mineral producer explains the challenges of running a global company that must "go where the resources are."
November 1, 2010
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Temporary Shocks Explain Conservative Fiscal Corporate Policies

A finance professor explores the relationship between temporary shocks and CFOs' conservative approach to debt financing.
October 6, 2010
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Business Guys' Unexpected Fame: They Wrote the Tea Party "Bible"

Two alums find their book about leaderless organizations has resonated with groups ranging from the Tea Party to environmental organizations.
October 1, 2010
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Bill Drayton: Helping the Social Sector Catch up to Industry

The founder of social entrepreneur funder Ashoka says adding business expertise to social endeavors can "tip the world in the right direction."